10-28-2012 10-28-2012
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2618B Boston
October 28, 2012 10:00 AMCalender

Intaglio-carved Agate Pendant Seal with Crest

Auction: American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2618B Location: Boston Date / Time: October 28, 2012 10:00AM


Intaglio-carved Agate Pendant Seal with Crest, 18th/early 19th century, the seal with tapered faceted sides terminating with an oval face carved with a crest depicting a knight mounted on a rearing horse under the motto "vive ut vivas" (live that you may live), with 10kt gold hanger, dia. 1 in.

Note: A note accompanying the seal is inscribed "seals. moss agate L.C. Adams (Mrs. J.Q.A)/carnelian horse/quincey crest./Mrs. J.Q.A." The seal is thought to have been the property of John Quincy Adams's wife Louisa Catherine Johnson Adams (1775-1852).
Estimate $400-600


agate L.C., John Quincy Adams, Louisa Catherine Johnson Adams